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Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton, on the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, hovers over equipment associated with servicing chores on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) on the eleven-day mission.

Astronaut Kathy Thornton remembers her spacewalk during one of the Hubble Servicing Missions, STS-61.


Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

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This view of the severely damaged Apollo 13 Service Module was photographed from the Lunar Module/Command Module following the jettison of the Service Module.

Hear a first-hand account of the explosion that threatened the crewmembers of Apollo 13. Fifty years ago on April 13, 1970, the course of the hopeful 3rd Moon-landing mission drastically changed.


Featured Flashback with Apollo astronaut Fred Haise

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s launch from Kennedy Space Center, hear astronaut Fred Haise talk about how he put himself on an astronaut’s career path.


The first class of female astronaut included Shannon Lucid, Margaret Rhea Seddon, Kathryn Sullivan, Judith Resnik, Anna Fisher and Sally Ride.

In honor of Women's History Month, hear an untold inspiring story about NASA's first class of female astronauts.

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